Category Archives: Bakery

Emerging Technologies Put to the Proof

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The principles of proofing, as an essential step in bread making, have largely remained unchanged for thousands of years. But while the processes and chemical reactions remain the same, the technology behind them has constantly evolved. R&D efforts have continually been driven by the quest to streamline the process, to adapt it to unusual ingredients and innovative formulations, and to cut… Read more »


Pizza trends to watch

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Middle Eastern cuisines are on the rise on restaurant menus, and emerging foods and flavors include za’atar and zhoug, according to foodservice trend experts Nancy Kruse, president of The Kruse Co., and Lizzy Freier, managing editor at Technomic, Inc., who presented trends and insights on May 19 at the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago. Toum, a Lebanese… Read more »


Frozen Bread Market Is Expected to See Growth Rate of 4.38%

Frozen Bread Comprehensive Study by Type (Freezing Pastries, Cold Pizza Crust, Frigid Cake, Frigid Bread, Other Products), Distribution Channel (Convenience Stores, Hypermarkets & Supermarkets, Artisans Bakers, Hotels, Restaurants, Bakery Chains), Baking Type (Ready-To-Prove, Ready-To-Bake, Fully Baked) Players and Region – Global Market Outlook to 2024 The global population is suffering from a hectic lifestyle which has led to increased consumption… Read more »


China firm’s baguette dream goes stale

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Chinese conglomerate Reward, whose CEO Hu Keqin had ambitious plans to open 1,500 bakeries in China using flour produced on swathes of French land that he snapped up, has gone bankrupt according to court documents. Beijing’s Chaoyang District Court on May 13 accepted an application to go into receivership filed by Hu’s group, according to a June 2 notice on the… Read more »


C.P.I. for baked foods and cereals eases 0.3%

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The Consumer Price Index for baked foods and cereal products fell 0.3% in June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor. The index for all food at home also decreased, easing 0.3%. Of the 18 items followed by Milling & Baking News, 14 posted month-over-month declines while 4 finished higher. The June index for… Read more »


Achieving greater efficiency in cookies

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Cookies remain one of the most profitable items in the retail bakery business, and automated depositing is paving the way for even greater efficiencies. In one recent example, Busch’s Fresh Food Market, a 17-store operator based in Ann Arbor, Mich., is installing a 1,400-square-foot freezer at its central plant in nearby Clinton, Mich., to assist in the conversion to automated… Read more »


Energy Efficiency in the Baking Plant

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The process of baking inevitably consumes a lot of energy, but it also presents a number of opportunities to streamline energy usage, including the use of improved components, adoption of efficient processes, and setting up of state-of-the-art baking facilities. Steps to Savings The Carbon Trust is an independent, expert partner of leading companies around the world, helping them contribute to… Read more »


Dawn Foods launches Donut 2.0 Project

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Global bakery leader Dawn Foods launches Donut 2.0 Project to respond to increased consumer demand for unique baked good offerings. Dawn Foods, a global manufacturer and ingredients supplier to bakeries around the world,   announced – on National Donut Day – its Donut 2.0 project. For nearly 100 years, Dawn has partnered with bakers around the world to help them… Read more »


Inside Pan Pepin’s master plan for expansion

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Looking out the window on final descent toward San Juan, Puerto Rico, a few blue tarps are the last visual reminders of the devastation left from Hurricanes Irma and Maria that rocked the island in 2017. Driving through the streets reveals a city in full swing with restaurants serving up local cuisine and rooftop bartenders crafting mojitos over a breathtaking… Read more »


The Rise of the Bakery Industry in India at all Levels

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As one of the largest segments in the food processing sector in India, the bakery industry offers huge opportunities for growth, innovation, and job generation. Separated into three categories, bread, biscuits, and cakes and pastries, the bakery industry reached a market value of USD 7.22 billion in 2018. As the second largest producer of biscuits after the USA, India is… Read more »